Thursday, April 8, 2010

Catching up with spring migration

We were away for a week. When we returned a couple of days ago, we were happy to see so many new arrivals. Martha saw her first area Turkey Vulture in Pukaskwa yesterday. This morning, I took a drive down Hwy 627 to the gates of Pukaskwa Ntational Park and saw the following:

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 2
Northern Pintail 1
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Herring Gull 35
Downy Woodpecker 2
American Crow 6
Common Raven 18
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 15
American Tree Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 18
Purple Finch 9
Evening Grosbeak 2

Additional new arrivals coming to our back yard feeder today include:

Brown Creeper 2
Common Grackle 3
Pine Siskin 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed "Oregon" Junco 1 (among 20 regular "Slate-coloured" Juncos).

Dark-eyed "Oregon" Junco

1 comment:

  1. Ahaa I knew it! I think I also tailed a Oregon morph Dark-eyed Junco. I put a picture up of it on the blog but it's pretty far away. There were some doubters but this proves it!